Your Child’s Story (11-10-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    Your child has stories to tell.

Practice:       Today, help your child tell you a story.

Notice the types of characters he chooses – children like him, superheroes that can’t be real, or animals that come to life.

Notice what the problem is in the story and what feelings are in the story – is someone mad, scared, happy, sad? About what?

Notice how the story ends – good, not so good, or not at all.

If the story doesn’t end at all, you could talk about possible ways it might end and let him choose the way he likes best.

If your child is old enough, you could have him write his story sometime or draw pictures about the story. You could also have him use a keyboard, if he is old enough to learn this important skill.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, CLEVER JACK TAKES THE CAKE.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Birthday Parties, Part 2.

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